High School Tennis Courts
This project first came before the Select Board in April 2022. 18 site locations were presented for review. On July 20, 2022 the Select Board were presented with the top 6 locations. At the September 12, 2022 Select Board meeting a vote to move forward with the Couper Farm parcel was taken. Places Associates was selected to create a design for the park and provide an estimate for project cost. The estimated cost of the Couper Farm project was of $1.1 million dollars was put on the November 2022 Town meeting. This request was ultimately pulled from the Town meeting warrant days before the meeting to explore the idea of a less expensive project at the Littleton High School site. The two tennis courts at the High School have extensive court long cracks that need to be drilled out, refilled, resurfaced, and repainted. Major renovations at the High School would have to occur sooner than later and looking at this new option gives the Town a chance to be proactive with maintenance and to replace a facility that will be going offline to make room for a different facility.
In March 2023 Tim Michalski and I started over again with Places Associates to obtain a new design and project estimate based on the High School location. We worked with the LPS business office, LPS Athletic Director, and Park Commission to develop the current design and cost estimation set at $734,000. On June 13, 2023 the Park Commission voted to support bringing this project to the Community Preservation Committee (CPC). On June 28th, 2023 this project was presented to the CPC for both eligibility and funding. On September 5th, 2023 the Select Board and Finance Committee voted to support the funding of this project at the Special Town Meeting. On November 1st, 2023 at the Fall Special Town Meeting article 9 and 10 were passed which awarded $734,000 to complete the project.
Funding has been obtained. The next step is to go through the bid process to obtain a contractor and an on-site Program manager. We would work Mike Lynn, LPS athletic director to arrange the right time to build this project so as to not interrupt the HS Tennis season in spring 2024. Additionally we will work with the highway department to plan removal of old materials and prepping the site for the new courts to be installed in spring/summer when the weather is favorable for the concrete to cure. The project will be completed in fiscal year 2024.
Action items to complete this project:
- Work with the Permanent Municipal Building Committee (PMBC).
- Creation of Request for Proposal (RFP) for this project.
- Award RFP contract and establish an On-site Program Manager (OPM).
- Review design and create a schedule to complete the project.
- Prep the site and build.